• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 444

    A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED SEAL PASTE BOX, YINSE HE

    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1622-1722)

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    A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED SEAL PASTE BOX, YINSE HE
    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1622-1722)
    Of cushion form, the cover and box covered in a mottled glaze of soft reddish and greyish-pink color
    2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diam.


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    This type of seal paste box forms one on the ba da ma or 'Eight Great Numbers', a group of eight specific vessels covered in a peachbloom glaze.

    A similar example from the Jingguantang Collection was sold as part of a complete set in our Hong Kong rooms, 3 November 1996, lot 557. Others are in museum collections including the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Kangxi Yongzheng Qianlong, Hong Kong, 1989, p. 141, col. pl. 124; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, illustrated by S. Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1975, pl. 138; and the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Special Exhibition of Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong Porcelain, 1988, no. 11.